Red

2001 Chateau Musar

Red Blend

  • Lebanon
  • Bekaa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 269

  • wgmccallum Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 6, 2019 - Mahogany, dusty blackberries, plum compote, rosewater, and sweet spices on the nose. Dense fragrant fruit on the palate with a sweet acid lightness, salty chocolate back notes moving into a dry delicious finish with a deep undercurrent of sweet tannins. Superb with tahini kofta and cucumber tomato salad.

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  • Karoline.phillips Likes this wine: 100 points

    May 30, 2019 - Classic Musar transformation. Tried a bit straight after decanting for comparison purposes - tawny colour, musty, perfumed nose, with clear tangy fruit (redcurrant?); on the palate high acid, very tart and sharp, shortish finish. After 1.5h-2h - totally different wine. On the nose, clear black cherry, a bit of plum, jammy, very spicy (pepper, cloves, star anise), at time fennel, leafy green, smokey, maybe a hint of tobacco? On the palate, med body, high acid and chokingly full of tannin. Just wow! This time clearly RED cherry, fresh, morphing into savoury meaty notes, and undercurrent of dry smokiness and bitterness (cherry stone), acidity coming in waves until you’re left with heat and spice finishing gently, with length. Bravo!

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  • andreaskoeberl Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 24, 2019 - Red fruit, plums, cassis, pepper, and leather on the nose. Medium tannins, nice acidity, with lots of red fruit, berries, and herbs on the palate. A tad sweet on the palate but otherwise very interesting and good. My first Musar, very nice wine!

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  • benjamin96 Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 18, 2019 - Le premier jour, trop bretté, semble sur extrait avec du moka et fruits mures. N’a pas la finesse de musar.
    Le deuxième jour, beaucoup mieux. Cerise, fruits noirs, volatilité de musar, manque de pureté et de fraicheur.

  • shallIshantI Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 5, 2019 - 2001 – 92. A real testament to the winemaker’s skill. See previous verticals. It’s now 18 years old and you can still taste that distinct fresh fruit on the palate. Just starting to get a little lighter now.
    2002 – 90. That sharp spritz that we previously got on the front of the tongue has now finally gone.
    2003 – 89. Odd one out of the evening. More ‘meaty’ and savoury. Went fine with food. We had previously found the 2003 to be much smoother.
    2004 – 92. Yes, back to that medicinal cherry lozenges punch
    2005 – 93. Drinking very well now. Hint of spiciness.
    2007 – 92. A deeper, heavier year. You can still find some 2007’s at the larger retailers and it’s ready. Had the strongest bouquet of the lot
    2007 Magnum – 93. We had fun here, putting a magnum and a standard bottle of the same year up against each other. Was there a difference? Yes. Would you know if you did not have them side by side? Unlikely. This was the star of the night. Ripe fruit. Think warm sunshine.
    2008 – 91. Youngest one here and it shows immediately just looking at the rims comparing it with the others. It was the ‘reliable friend’ – easy drinking, plenty of fruit (evokes Christmas sweet spices) and went well with the cheese course
    A Billecart Salmon 1999 to start. All reds out of the Eurocave the night before, opened in the morning. Smoked duck with asparagus and a walnut dressing to start, beef filet with a shallot and port sauce, potatoes cooked with garlic and thyme, cheeses, rose possett with rhubarb.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/13/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Chateau Musar) Nice baked berry, red fruit, red bean, licorice nose; baked berry, red fruit, red bean, licorice palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chateau Musar
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Lebanon
  • Region Bekaa Valley
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 2057369110107, 5017469110107, 5017469119803, 5017469119902, 611482012995

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 84 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,314 (62%)
  • Consumed 1,363 (36%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Chicken, Duck, Lam, Lamb, Mushrooms, Okse, Sopp, Vilt

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